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News Stories by Linda Cabasin

  • Just Back From: Christmas Markets in Germany, France, and Switzerland

    Just Back From: Christmas Markets in Germany, France, and Switzerland

    Not sufficiently in the holiday spirit yet? Follow our intrepid writer through Europe's Christmas markets and feel the warm glow of yuletide cheer. Or at least get some good travel tips!

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on December 24, 2012 at 11:15:48 AM EST Tagged: Holidays, France, Germany, Switzerland, Markets, Shopping, Dining, Food and Wine, Itinerary
  • Just Back From: Sonoma County Grape Camp

    Just Back From: Sonoma County Grape Camp

    Tasting wines in Sonoma gets you close to the source, but why not delve deeper? Sonoma County Grape Camp lets you get your hands (and feet) dirty while still supplying plenty of wine for the tasting.

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on October 22, 2012 at 10:36:09 AM EDT Tagged: Sonoma, California, Wine, Winery
  • Weekend at Downton Abbey: Our Insider's Guide to Highclere Castle and Nearby Estates

    The incredible popularity of Masterpiece Classic's Downton Abbey has put the spotlight on Highclere Castle, the imposing manse that stands in for Lord and Lady Grantham's manor house. Located within easy reach of London, you can see it, and a host of other fine British estates, on a stately weekend getaway of which even the Dowager Countess of Grantham would approve.

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on January 24, 2012 at 2:00:21 PM EST Tagged: England, South England, History, Art
  • Finding Jane Eyre: Top Things to Do in Yorkshire’s Brontë Country

    England’s Yorkshire inspired the Brontë sisters’ classic novels including Jane Eyre, released March 11 in a new film version. Here are the best places around Haworth to explore the dramatic landscapes and quiet corners of Brontë Country.

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on March 11, 2011 at 8:51:07 AM EST Tagged: England, Yorkshire, Haworth, Literary, Community
  • Britain's Best Harry Potter Film Sites

    Would-be witches and wizards have been heading to film sites around Britain that capture the magical Potter world since 2001, when the first of the six previous movies opened. Each movie pieces together many locations, but you can visit some that truly capture the fantastical richness of Harry's world. Here are top spots to explore if you're happily seeking Harry in Britain.

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on November 16, 2010 at 11:14:02 AM EST Tagged: Scotland, London
  • Just Back from Québec City

    Find out why Quebec City is an ideal getaway for music lovers and just about everyone else . . .

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on November 29, 2006 at 1:39:11 PM EST
  • Just Back from London

    In late December, Fodor's editorial director Linda Cabasin rented an apartment on London's South Bank for a week with her husband and college-age son. They watched fireworks over the Thames and celebrated the New Year with art, theater, Indian food, and the city's January sales. Why London? I'd been in the city on a short trip in September for an advance look at Kew Palace, the summer retreat of George III and his family, which reopens in spring 2006. It made me yearn for more time to soak up the museums, neighborhoods, and the whole stimulating mix of humanity that is modern London. My son loves history, so the trip grabbed his imagination. What surprised you? Traveling with a teenager can be dicey, but his interests made me visit places that wouldn't have made my list---and they were fun. For example, we followed a visit to the brilliant Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms with a stop at the Imperial War Museum. Seeing German V1 and V2 rockets from World War II after exploring the actual...

    Posted by Linda Cabasin on June 18, 2005 at 6:18:51 PM EDT